Jamee DeWit

CS Showriders Director/Coach

Jamee was born and raised in Northern Saskatchewan on her family’s horse farm. She was introduced to horses at a young age and started her horse showing career at the age of 4. She competed in various Open and Breed shows throughout Saskatchewan and Southern Alberta as well as a two time competitor at the Canadian National Appaloosa Show. She has a vast knowledge in both English and Western riding disciplines and her experience includes showing pleasure, horsemanship, showmanship, show jumping, dressage, trail, gymkhana, working equitation, and musical ride/drill team.

Jamee has been involved with multiple 4-H clubs over the past 20 years as a member, assistant leader, and clinician. She also is a member of the Calgary Stampede Light Horse committee.

Some people may or may not know but Jamee is a Showriders alumna, she was a member from 2000-2003. In that time she was honored to have received two prestigious awards, the Sandy Tidswell award for perseverance, dedication and enthusiasm as well as the Taylor award for showmanship, leadership and dedication. She was part of the bronze medal Equi-dance team in 2000 and in 2002, her team brought home two awards from the Grand Floral Parade in Portland, Oregon ; the first time in the parades history that a Canadian entry won the awards. In her last year as a rider she was honored to have participated in the 2003 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA on New Year's Day.

Now as a Certified NCCP coach and current Director and Head Coach of the Showriders since 2009, Jamee has taken the team to the 2011 Portland Grand Floral Parade winning Best Overall Drill Team award. In July 2011 she had the honour of her team being the personal mounted honour guard for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their Canadian Tour. In January 2012 and 2019, the team toured to the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, a truly unique experience as she had been there years before, but as a rider. In 2013, 2016 and 2018 she took the team to the "Daddy of 'em All" Cheyenne Frontier Days where they brought home the prestigious award for Outstanding Mounted Riding Group each visit.

Jamee currently resides near Strathmore, Alberta with her husband and son where they own and operate a livestock hauling business.

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